What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees?Caroline WoolardArtist and Organizer, Brooklyn Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium January 26, 2015, 7:30-9:00pm The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA What are the implications of debt, rent, and precarity on culture in the 21st century? This talk presents recent findings about the poverty rates, rent burdens, and actual occupations of artists by BFAMFAPhD, as well as the power of solidarity art economy institutions to reproduce artis...
Keywords: social practice; debt; art; activism
Cheryl Haines, Executive Director, FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” – Creative Interventions and Social Activation Art, Technology, and Culture ColloquiumNovember 3, 2014, 7:30-9:00pmThe David Brower Center, Berkeley CA Cheryl Haines is Principal and Director of Haines Gallery and Founding Executive Director of the FOR-SITE Foundation, both located in San Francisco...
Keywords: Ai Weiwei; Activism; Exhibition; New Media
Rick Lowe, Artist and Community Organizer, Houston – “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial” Art, Technology, and Culture ColloquiumNovember 17, 2014, 7:30-9:00pmThe David Brower Center, Berkeley CA Rick Lowe is an artist and community organizer and founder of Project Rowhouses, a community-based arts and culture organization in one of Houston’s oldest African-American neighborhoods...
Keywords: social practice; activism; Project Row Houses
|John Perry Barlow|
John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Lyricist for the Grateful Dead, San Francisco, “The Death Throes of the Desert God” Art, Technology, and Culture ColloquiumSeptember 8, 2014, 7:30-9:00pmThe David Brower Center, Berkeley CA John Perry Barlow’s career has spanned arts and activism as a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a digital freedoms proponent. Barlow joined the Grateful Dead as a lyricist in 1971 and was responsible for such hits as “The Music Ne...
Keywords: technology; activism; EFF
Maya Lin, Artist and Architectural Designer, New York, "What's Missing?" Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium September 29, 2014, 7:30-9:00pmThe David Brower Center, Berkeley CA Maya Lin’s work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. She will discuss her body of work focused on a profound respect and love for the natural environment along with her final memorial, the What is Missing? project, which asks viewers to re...
Keywords: architecture; activism; technology
Diverse social and political initiatives were rallying points for Berkeley’s free speech/civil rights movement fifty years ago. Today, pioneering methods for working in diverse communities continue by considering the history, culture, and expertise of the area to provide socially relevant, localized outcomes. Brett Cook will share extraordinary examples of socially engaged education including his current Reflections of Healing/Life is Living/Oakland Museum of California projects.Participants i...
Keywords: social practice; activism
|Stephanie Syjuco - Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Traditionally used to refer to the degradation of an image when compressed as a digital JPG file, “lossy” is a state in which digital information is discarded for the sake of file size. Resolution is lost, detail is changed and fineness is compromised. In this process, however, extra pixels may also be added, ultimately transforming and re-authoring the resulting Doppelgänger image. Long interested in issues of analog-to-digital mistranslations, public access, and flows of information and c...
Keywords: new media; syjuco; new media art; networks; systems; berkeley; uc berkeley
|Don Buchla - How Complicated Could a Metronome Be? - Berkeley Center for New Media|
"The contraption I'd like to show is part of a modular electronic musical instrument, called the 200e. This particular module, called the Polyphonic Rhythm Generator, when used in conjunction with some sound generating modules, forms a ridiculously sophisticated metronome that finds application in odd meter music such as commonly found in Eastern Europe and Africa, but has only occurred in Western music in the last century or so...
Keywords: buchla; metronome; electronic music; electronic instruments; 200e; synthesizers
|Casey Reas - ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Within the visual arts, software is a misunderstood medium. It's dismissed by some and championed by others, but it remains an enigma to most. Certainly, software is the dominant tool for design and production, but it can be more. Will software emerge as the next prominent art medium in the post-photographic world? What is a software studio? What is unique about working with software in the context of the visual arts? How does an artist learn to write software? Casey Reas has written custom soft...
|Art As A Catalyst - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Art as a Catalyst: A Discussion about Art, Technology and Culture11 September 2013Bot & Dolly Studios, San Francisco, CAHosted by UC Berkeley and Cal's Art, Technology, and Culture seriesHow does art enhance technical creativity and innovation? This exclusive San Francisco event will feature art, film, and robots. Speakers including Michael Grey, Tiffany Shlain, Eric Paulos, Greg Niemeyer, and Ken Goldberg will lead a discussion about art, technology and the exciting activities and opportunities...
Keywords: art; technology; culture; lecture; colloquium; tiffany shlain; ken goldberg; eric paulos; greg niemeyer; ian sherman; bot & dolly
|Laetitia Sonami - Your Presence Is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Composer, performer and sound artist Laetitia Sonami presents an overview of work carried out over three decades, including her legendary "lady’s glove," wire writings, hijacked plungers and current attraction to uncontrollable interfaces.The trajectory of Sonami’s research is guided by careful attention to the notion of presence in both the staged performative works and its concomitant gesture of embodiment in installations...
Keywords: composition; improvisation; sound art; lady's glove; interface design; music
|Jennifer González - Skin Play: Visual Ethics and ''Race'' in Digital Art - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Even if "race" is a scientifically empty concept, ethnic differences and body type still play a significant role in the social and economic politics of our time. How have digital artists tried to work through the visual politics of racial identities? What is at stake in the "skin play" available to those who inhabit artificial worlds? How do such representations imply a certain ethics of social relation? In the 2009 essay "The Face and The Public: Race, Secrecy and Digital Art Practice " some of...
Keywords: new media; race; new media art; art history; Jennifer González; Georgio Agamben; Emannual Levinas; Nancy Burson; Keith Obadike; Human Race Machine; Mark Hansen; Second Life
|Allan de Souza - Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Avatar Syndrome has come to refer to the intense longings experienced by fans of the 2009 James Cameron film for the depicted planetary moon Pandora and its Na’vi humanoids. Fans report subsequent depression and even suicidal tendencies because, as one online post declared, “you know you can never actually go to Pandora, as it exists only in our imagination... sigh... :(”Avatar represents a current apex of imaging technologies, even as it depicts a colonial fantasy of sublime nature and no...
Keywords: photography; art; culture; technology; uc berkeley; ATC; desouza; performance art; firefly; star trek; goa; race; technology; photography
|Alexander Rose: Land Art for the Next 10,000 Years - Berkeley Center for New Media|
How do you build an monument scale sculptural machine that will last as long as civilization? For the last fifteen years The Long Now Foundation and Alexander Rose have been working on building this icon of long-term thinking. Rose is currently managing the 10,000 Year Clock project underway in West Texas where they have already excavated over 500 vertical feet through solid rock to house the Clock. Alexander discusses the research and design process that has taken him as far as the arctic Seed...
Keywords: ATC; Berkeley; long now; alexander rose; land art; clocks; fabrication; bells; chime; carillon; excavation; drilling; desert; UC Berkeley
|Scott Summit - Art of the Exoskeleton: 3D Printing for the Human Condition - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Scott Summit - Art of the Exoskeleton: 3D Printing for the Human Condition UC Berkeley's Art, Technology & Culture Colloquium What if you could communicate and spread physical products as easily as software or code? And what if you could modify each one to meet the specific needs of the individual? 3D printing offers just that ability, though its potential has only recently begun to be realized. We are now able to create custom solutions for human needs, based on the individuality of that specif...
Keywords: 3d printing; prosthetics; additive fabrication; mass customization
|Meredith Tromble and Dawn Sumner - Of CAVEs and Curiosity: Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research - Berkeley Center for New Media|
"Of CAVEs and Curiosity: Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research" In the KeckCAVES visualization facility at UC Davis, one can walk into a snowflake or fly over a landslide. Images from around space and time flicker into existence as researchers interact with their data in three dimensions. Among the sights to be seen are ancient microbes, chaotic attractors, and the surface of Mars; and, now, the beginnings of a vortex of dreams, a virtual installation built from the inner lives of re...
Keywords: ATC; lecture; visualization; curiosity; dreams; vortex; art installation; lecture; tromble; sumner; berkeley; visualization; geobiology; dreams; curiosity
|Kate Hartman - Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form What gizmo can we use to read our minds, expose our hearts, or settle disputes? What gadget can improve our communication with house plants or buildings or glaciers?We are rapidly reinventing the ways in which we relate to each other and the world around us. Working with communication and body-centric technologies in the creative context enables artists and designers to ask questions, tell stories, and predict possible futures...
Keywords: ATC; berkeley center for new media; prosthetics; wearable electronics; conceptual art; lecture; hartman; berkeley; wearable electronics; conceptual art
|JoAnne Northrup: Tracing Modernism from Bauhaus to Beehive - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Within the contemporary art world a group of artists--including Erwin Redl, Leo Villareal, and Jennifer Steinkamp, among others--explore light, color, abstraction, and movement within a technological foundation. These artists might be regarded as the "black swans" of new media art (Richard Rinehart, 2012) since their work foregrounds the aesthetic, situating their work outside the dominant dialogue surrounding Post-Internet art...
Keywords: atc; lecture; joanne; northrup; light; color; abstraction; berkeley center for new media; media art; objective art
|McKenzie Wark - Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age The most resonant slogan of Occupy Wall Street is "we are the 99%!" But who are the one percent? The popular answer is "Wall Street." But to think about this more closely, perhaps the question to ask is: how do the most advanced means of computing and communication of our time create new class relations? Perhaps this isn't your grand-parents capitalism we are now living in...
Keywords: atc; lecture; occupy; communication; class formation; berkeley center for new media
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|Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas - Visualization and the Joy of Revelation - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Visualization and the Joy of Revelation Artists and researchers Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg explore the joy of revelation: the special electricity of seeing a city from the air, of hearing a secret, of watching a lover undress. Their medium is data visualization, a technology developed by computer scientists to extract insights from raw numbers. They'll show what happens when this technology is aimed at data sets that range from tropical storms (hint.fm/wind) to social networks, from a...
Keywords: berkeley center for new media; arts; technology; culture; visualization; data visualization
|Ryan and Trevor Oakes - Capturing Visual Consciousness: A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand, and One Pen - BCNM|
Capturing Visual Consciousness: A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand, and One Pen Twins Ryan and Trevor Oakes invented a remarkable mechanism that separates the images projected from each eye so the user can scan the world with one eye and draw it with the other, as if tracing onto reality. Inspired by David Hockney's 2002 book, Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters, their "machine" facilitates remarkably realistic drawings that is considered a major advance i...
Keywords: berkeley center for new media; arts; technology; culture; drawing; vision; perspective
|Digital Inquiry Symposium: Bernard Stiegler Keynote Lecture|
Bernard Stiegler's Keynote lecture from Digital Inquiry: Forms of Knowledge in the Age of New Media April 27- 28, 2012 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley The two day symposium will bring together interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and media industry representatives to reflect on the nature of knowledge in the digital age. How do the tools of new media transform the questions we ask, how do they enable new questions, and how do they foreclose other questions? Panels will address...
Keywords: Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; UCB; Bernard Stiegler; Philopsophy; New Media; Digital Media; Digital Inquiry; Symposium
|Jonah Bokaer - On Vanishing: New Mythologies for Choreography in the Museum - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Choreography is an act that vanishes. Its remnants are commonly witnessed in the bodies of performers reproducing movements and activities. The act of Choreography is private, as opposed to Dance, which is communally shared, or publicly viewed. Choreography occurs, it is transmitted, and it disappears, to become Dance. The transposition of ephemeral choreographic arts into visual arts institutions is not a new phenomenon...
Keywords: Jonah; Bokaer; berkeley center for new media; choreography; dance
|Sabine Breitwieser ATC Lecture|
BIO Sabine Breitwieser is the Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 1988 until 2007 she was the Founding Director and Curator of the Generali Foundation in Vienna, a corporate funded contemporary art museum. Under her era and lead the museum's building designed by Jabornegg/PÃ¡lffy architects was constructed and opened in 1995. Breitwieser has built a distinct program and an important collection of more than 2000 works for Generali Foundation,...
Keywords: Sabine Breitwieser; New York Museum of Modern Art; New York MoMA; MoMA; UC Berkeley; Berkeley Center for New Media; University of California; University of California at Berkeley; BCNM; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Adam Susaneck; Modern Art; Media Bichos; Video Art; art
|Stelarc - THE COMATOSE, THE CADAVER & THE CHIMERA: ALTERNATE ANATOMICAL ARCHITECTURES - Berkeley Center for New Media|
ABSTRACT Flesh is circulating. Organs are extracted and exchanged. Limbs detached from a dead body can be reanimated on a living body. Ova are fertilized by sperm that was once frozen. The skin cells from an impotent male can now become sperm cells. And more interestingly the skin cells from female bodies can be re-engineered into sperm cells. The face of a donor body becomes a third face on the recipient...
Keywords: stelarc; berkeley; BCNM; ken goldberg; new media; adam susaneck; susan miller; anatomy; performance art; prosthetics
|Fernando Garcia Dory - All the Rest is Wasteland: Art in the Post-Agrarian Landscape - Berkeley Center for New Media|
Outside of the metropolis, rural area is increasingly becoming a contested zone where the most pressing issues of our time are being played out. These issues include environmental sustainability, global economics versus local economies, issues of food production and genetic modification, and cultural commodification. In the process of adaptation to a shifting global, order vast transformations are taking place in the biophysical, social, and cultural realms - a scenario that is not exempt from c...
Keywords: Fernando Garcia Dory; atc; berkeley center for new media; landscape art
|Bull.Miletic ATC Lecture|
ABSTRACT In the early 1960s cities around the world raced to build revolving restaurants atop hotels, office buildings, and communication towers, considering them to be unequivocal symbols of modernity and progress. These venues attracted customers with the spectacle of a dramatic âmoving view,â while ensuring uninterrupted access to that view over the course of a visit. From a purely technical standpoint, the revolving restaurant can be characterized as a form of kinetic architecture invented...
|Marc Horowitz ATC Lecture|
ABSTRACT Marc Horowitz will discuss how contemporary information technologies, i.e. smart phones, youtube, social media sites, are changing the way we make and consume art and entertainment. Marc Horowitz is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance, video and installation. The central concerns driving most of his work have to do with engaging strangers around absurdist principles in public and on the internet...
Keywords: Marc Horowitz. UC Berkeley; Berkeley; University of California; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Adam Susaneck; ATC
|Christine Van Assche ATC Lecture|
Christine Van Assche is the curator of the Pompidou Center in Paris.
Keywords: Christine Van Assche; UC Berkeley; UC; University of California; Berkeley; Art Technology Culture Colloquium; ATC; College; Lecture; New Media; Pomidou Center; Paris; French
|Christine Van Assche ATC Lecture|
Christine Van Assche is the curator of Pompidou Center in Paris.
Keywords: Christine Van Assche; UC Berkeley; UC; University of California; Berkeley; Art Technology Culture Colloquium; ATC; College; Lecture; New Media; Pomidou Center; Paris; French
|Kal Spelletich ATC Lecture|
ABSTRACT I build machines, robots and installations for my audience to operate. This interactive work is inspired by political activism, volunteerism and getting people involved in life. The collaboration with the audience completes the work. My collaborators are the audience. The work does not exist without them. I experiment with creating a feedback loop between participant and machine. This work questions the role technology plays in our lives...
Keywords: Kal Spelletich; ATC; Art Technology and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Adam Susaneck; Ken Golberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM; robotic art; avante garde art; fear as a medium; fire
|Shannon Jackson ATC Lecture|
When people talk about socially-engaged art, they often frame it as a trade-off: As social engagement increases, the artfulness and conceptual rigor decreases. Are there ways to get out of this impasse? This lecture explores recent experiments in socially-engaged art and performance, focusing particularly upon artists who conceive social problems as formal puzzles. Surveying key questions and issues in aesthetics and media history, the talk lingers an artists and art groups such as Rimini Protok...
Keywords: Shannon Jackson; Art Technology Culture Colloquium; Berkeley ATC; UC Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Adam Susaneck; University of California Berkeley
|Mark Pauline ATC Lecture|
Pauline will present an overview of recent SRL shenanigans using video and images, plus a few choice outrages from the past. He will focus on the peculiarâ motivational mechanics which underlie and sustain the impractical activities of SRL. Depending on your perspective, Pauline's talk will be a stark warning of the pitfalls facing anyone daring to attempt the genuinely original, or a celebration of the thrills in store for those who actually get away with it...
Keywords: Mark Pauline; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Lisa Iwamoto ATC Lecture|
In architecture practice, "research" is conducted as a form of applied design. It is not fixed, scientific or determinative, but experimental and multivalent. At the same time, a building or architectural project must stand alone. This talk describes our work as open ended research into conditions of architecture including geometry, fabrication technology, structure, material and environment through "case studies" of our design projects...
Keywords: Lisa Iwamoto; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Leo Villareal ATC Lecture|
"Leo Villareal discusses the unique journey that has taken him from a childhood in West Texas, to frankenstinean experiments in the industrial wastelands of late 80's New Haven, to work in virtual reality at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. A summer internship at Interval Research in Palo Alto in 1994 brought Villareal to the west coast and introduced him to pioneers in the fields of technology and art...
Keywords: Leo Villareal; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Marie Sester ATC Lecture at UC Berkeley|
"Marie Sester's work questions the societal perspective of the West and the ""New World Order"". She works with historical, archeological and artistic documents such as large-scale x-rays, architectural ground plans, elevations, sections, city maps, and aerial views. She creates immersive installations using technologies from the entertainment and surveillance industries. Her work proposes connections between individuals and broader forces, spatial scales, and histories...
Keywords: Marie Sester; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Cobi van Tonder ATC Lecture at UC Berkeley|
"The history of Gumboot dance illustrates the potential for culture to transform social aggression. Cobi will present Ephemeral Gumboots, a hybrid media artwork/musical instrument that takes South AfricanGumboot dance and extends it as an interface into an electronic music-making system. How does the music of Ephemeral Gumboots reflect the media age in South Africa? How has the artist or facilitator, responded (or succumbed) to the politics and hegemony of technology? For Deleuze and Guattari, m...
Keywords: Cobi van Tonder; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Mark Hosler ATC Lecture|
"Mark Hosler is a founding member of the group Negativland, which since 1980 has created records, video, radio, and live performance using appropriated sound, image, and text. Widely known for being sued for their U2 single, Negativland has released many CDs, gone on tours, and was the subject of San Francisco filmmaker Craig Baldwinâs 1995 feature film Sonic Outlaws. Hosler has been aggressively and publicly involved in advocating a significant reform of copyright laws...
Keywords: Mark Hosler; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Jaron Lanier ATC Lecture|
"This lecture is dedicated to the memory of Robert Moog. Lanier claims that many people have the wrong idea about ""Digital Information"" and how to use it, and that a tough reassessment of computation could get us unstuck so we can have new musical styles and be soulful again. According to Lanier, pop music in America is in a bizarre state. This is the first time since electrification that a new musical style hasn't appeared with a new generation...
Keywords: Jaron Lanier; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick ATC Lecture|
Concatenating, Condensing, Conflating, Confounding, Considering, Contaminating, Contemplating, Conversing, and Conjuring: these are some of the means and ways we employ in our art work. Often, but not always, these technologies employ language, pictures, and sound. Computers are sometimes involved. So are cameras, psychics, magicians, librarians, film sound effects designers and balloon sculptors. Our art practice begins from a shared love of the spoken word, the recorded human voice, unreliable...
Keywords: Anne Walsh; Chris Kubick; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Rachael Greene ATC Lecture|
"Although the scope of contemporary visual art is enormous, internet art is still being established as a legitimate category. Strong works of internet art are able to speak about the worlds of informational technology, databases, over-saturation, hacking, etc in ways that other mediums cannot. Furthermore, internet art's place in post-Conceptual art and avant-garde genealogies remains largely uncharted...
Keywords: Rachael; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Marianne Weems ATC Lecture at UC Berkeley|
The Builders Association is an eclectic group which combines theater practitioners with software designers and new media artists. Under the direction of Marianne Weems, this OBIE award-winning New York-based performance and media company exploits the richness of contemporary technologies to extend the boundaries of theater. Given the 'liveness' of performance, how can theater be an arena for exploring the frictive relationship between 'live' performance and 'live' technologies? How can one stage...
Keywords: Marianne Weems; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|ATC - Kaja Silverman: The Twilight of Posterity - Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium|
In the summer of 2003, the Louvre mounted a large exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings, drawings and manuscripts. Within this exhibition there were several curious objects: four pairs of video editing monitors and a large-screen projection of digital images of The Last Supper. These objects constituted an "intervention" by Irish artist James Coleman. The video monitors displayed drawings from Leonardo’s notebooks, which return us to a moment prior to the division of art from science, ...
Keywords: Kaja Silverman; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Michael Rees ATC Lecture at UC Berkeley|
"Michael Rees' conceptual art defies category, combining sculpture, animation, performance, video, installation, and computer software programs to express his interest in the body and its connection to mind and spirit. Rees' work references surrealism and other movements in art history, as well as western analytic science and eastern metaphysics. Rees is a self described ""pataphysician"", a maker of imaginary solutions and an investigator of the truth of contradictions and exceptions...
Keywords: Michael Rees; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Rirkrit Tiravanija ATC Lecture at UC Berkeley|
"The land project was initiated by Rirkrit and Kamin Letchaiprasert as a self-sustaining environment emerging from the artistic community. The land is located in the northern part of Thailand, near the village of Sanpathong, 20 km southwest from the provincial city of Chiang Mai. It is intended to be cultivated as an open space or community free from ownership, with elements favoring discussions and experimentation in the fields of culture...
Keywords: Rirkrit Tirvanija; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Bruno Latour ATC Lecture - Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium|
"Things" are controversial assemblages of entangled issues, and not simply objects sitting apart from our political passions. The entanglements of things and politics engage activists, artists, politicians, and intellectuals. To assemble this parliament, rhetoric is not enough and nor is eloquence; it requires the use of all the technologies -- especially information technology -- and the possibility for the arts to re-present anew what are the common stakes...
Keywords: Bruno Latour; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Pamela Z ATC Lecture|
"All artists are influenced by their tools. For contemporary performance artists, digital technologies are evolving so rapidly that their influence on artistic decisions can be greatly magnified. When the artwork, the tools, and the artist fuse into a single inseparable entity, can art maintain its strength and integrity or is it reduced to being a mere product of a culture seduced by new technology? Pamela Z will explore this question in the context of her extensive experience with tools she co...
Keywords: Pamela Z; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Shirley Shor ATC Lecture at UC Berkeley|
"With dynamic forms, hypnotic movements, and a luminous palette, Shirley Shor creates artworks that seduce and delight. Part of an emerging generation of new-media artists who are redefining how computers can be engaged in the creation of work, Shor makes real-time computer-generated animations and installations that engage the spatial and temporal. In Shor's works, the landscapes are a synthesis between the code and the territory â animated fields of color are in perpetual fluid motion, expand...
Keywords: Shirley Shor; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Greg Lynn ATC Lecture|
Greg Lynn is a pioneer at the intersection of computing, design, and architecture. His architectural designs have been exhibited at both architecture and art venues, including the 2000 Venice Biennale of Architecture, where he represented the United States in the American Pavilion. His work is in the permanent collections of the California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and has has been exhibited at the Pompidou, Beyeler, Coop...
Keywords: Greg Lynn; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM
|Geert Lovnik ATC Lecture|
The emerging new media arts genre is in a crisis. Not that ânew mediaâ are on their way out. What we're talking about here is a âluxuryâ problem: in what direction to grow further. After an initial period in which time and again the question âWhat is new media?â was raised, we have now moved to a second phase, in which large parts of the population have become familiar with multimedia, cell phones, and the Internet...
Keywords: Geert Lovnik; Art; Technology; Culture; Colloquium; ATC; UC Berkeley; University of California; Berkeley; Ken Goldberg; Susan Miller; Berkeley Center for New Media; BCNM